PARK ALERT: Lake Harriet is closed indefinitely due to wildfires.
More information is available from the Mt. Hood National Forest.
Face coverings are currently required statewide and at our recreation sites for indoor public spaces at all times.
They are required for outdoor spaces when physical distancing is not possible.
For the latest information on COVID-19 in Oregon, visit the OHA.
For recommendations on how to protect yourself while at parks, visit the CDC.
Area wildfires affected our parks along the Clackamas River and in the Mt. Hood National Forest.
Here is the status of our parks:
- Limited access: Timothy Lake’s trails are open; however, the road along the south shore remains closed by Forest Service orders. The lake and trails are accessible by foot, bicycle and horse from nearby trailheads.
- Closed indefinitely: Timber Park, Faraday Road, Promontory Park (effective 11/1), Clackamas River Access Sites and Lake Harriet
Best-kept secret at Mount Hood
Lake Harriet, near Timothy Lake and Mount Hood, is a 22-acre reservoir that stores water for PGE’s Oak Grove Hydroelectric Project.
The lake is stocked with rainbow trout, and cutthroat and brown trout can also be caught here, making it an angler’s paradise.
An 8-site campground is located at the head of the lake, surrounded by a sparse forest of alder trees that provide shade.
The park, located at 2,000 feet in the Mount Hood National Forest, also provides great boating and paddling. PGE manages this site in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.
Lake Harriet details
Lake Harriet is open year-round for day use. The campground is open from May 22 until Sept. 12, 2020. There is a $5 day-use fee.
For camping reservations, call 877-444-6777 or make a reservation online. Campsite reservations open 6 months in advance.
From Portland, take Highway 224 towards Estacada. Just past the Ripplebrook Campground, turn left on U.S. Forest Service Road 57, then take another left on U.S. Forest Service Road 4630. Follow signs for Lake Harriet.
For more information, use our contact form, or call the PGE Parks Information Line at 503-464-8515.